After more than a week of voting, the top honors for their 1st-ever global hackathon were announced today via Foursquare's blog. Several of the winning hacks were reviewed in our Foursquare hackathon recap.
The grand prize, the Foursquare title belt and dinner with Co-Founder, Naveen, went to Plan your next trip, from Paris. Developer Benjamin Netter used the api to create a personalized two-day travel itinerary based on upcoming destinations. Other finalists that won the new Platformer Badge for their hacks were:
- Sqavenger, like it sounds, is a scavenger hunt game that uses Foursquare and sends the clues via text message. This team of developers were based both in New York and San Francisco.
- Intersquares, by San Francisco's Mihai Parparita, shows you the intersection between you and your Foursquare friends.
Perhaps the most prominent prize, a trip to NYC to view your app running on the 7-foot NASDAQ screen in Times Square went to Near.co of San Francisco. Their hack creates a modern storefront for store owners on Foursquare.
Twilio awarded Sqavenger, fourhealth, Bimbimbab and Postsquare with $500 in Twilio credit. Their top pick, Venue Machine (from London) won the $500 credit and a trip to New York to meet the Twilio team.